Published by Crown Publishing Group on February 2, 2010
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Fascinating and thought-provoking! Wow, I think this should be required reading. I’m not usually a fan of non-fiction (mainly because I use reading as an escape)… but this is just a phenomenal book. Rebecca Skloot did a wonderful job of explaining the medical advances made possible by using the cells of Henrietta Lacks, while telling the story of Henrietta and the Lacks family in a way that read like fiction. She tackled many ethical issues objectively, and there were times that I had to put the book down because my mind was stuck thinking about what I had just read.
I’m grateful that my neighborhood book club selected this book, as I’m not sure I would have picked it up on my own. I recommend this book to everyone!
Note: This was originally posted on New Shade of Green (my other blog).